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Read about our other Malaysian adventures: a tunnel through timetemple colorsgereja st georgehidden cakes @ china housejetty villagelocal hawker eatstemple lanternsmansion that’s blueup to penang hillsights atop penang hilltemple atop penang hillblack-domed mosqueincensekek lok si is pure bliss, part 1kek lok si is pure bliss, part 2red christ churcheating jonker street

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Since it is now fall, we can officially start doing fall things. This phase doesn’t last long in my room though because as soon as October is in full swing, we move on to Latino Heritage Month. In any case, of course in the fall everyone learns about apples. We are no different. Last week we read the book Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington. On Monday we worked on identifying the main character (which you can probably guess is Annie). On Tuesday we worked on identifying the setting (which you can probably guess is the apple farm). On Wednesday we sequenced pictures from the book. Thursday is a short day so we don’t have read aloud. Then on Friday we made a class apple tree. Students each wrote a fact they learned about apples on an apple then colored and cut out the apple. Then we created a tree together before they taped their apple to the tree. Last we hung the tree outside of the classroom in the hallway for all the admire. As you can see (even though I can’t show you their faces) the students were quire proud of their apple tree!

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Posing in front of our amazing apple tree!

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Now that I am in Philadelphia, the only appropriate fitting first post from here has to be about Philly Cheesesteaks! I’ve actually only been to one in my month here, so I have nothing to compare it to so far, but a friend and I took a trip to Pat’s King of Steaks. Unlike some other cheesesteak shops that have multiple locations, Pat’s only has one location in South Philly, right across the street from another famous cheesesteak shop called Geno’s, and Pat’s has been open since 1930!

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As shown by this sign, there is a very specific way to order a cheesesteak. Don’t get it wrong, or the cashier is sure to look at you with contempt

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The Pat’s counter – you can see on the photo wall on top many old pictures of Pat’s, including with many celebrities throughout the decades

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“One wiz wit” – One cheesesteak with cheese whiz and with onions! Honestly, I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I was not blown away. There was definitely good greasy flavor, but to me, it just seems like a regular ole’ cheese steak. But maybe that’s the point!

Until next time,

Attrace

{melaka} eating jonker street

September 27, 2016

Jonker Street is famous. It might be even more famous than the city name Melaka itself because for sure it’s the place to be both day and night. Since I happened to be staying right near Jonker Street, I was able to hit this area up with during the day to check out the vibe and then again and night to experience the fact that even more vendors fill this place up. In fact, in the evening it was so busy that there were literally times I had to push through the crowds to get to some food stands. It was all worth it though because where else do you get to eat dim sum on the street followed by Durian puffs???

Read about our other Malaysian adventures: a tunnel through timetemple colorsgereja st georgehidden cakes @ china housejetty villagelocal hawker eatstemple lanternsmansion that’s blueup to penang hillsights atop penang hilltemple atop penang hillblack-domed mosqueincensekek lok si is pure bliss, part 1kek lok si is pure bliss, part 2red christ church

A delicious photo adventure:

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{melaka} red christ church

September 26, 2016

Christ Church Melaka might be the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia, but that’s not why it’s famous. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s super famous because it’s located in the central Stadthuys area of the City on Jalan Gereja (Church Street) and it’s red! In fact, it seems as though almost the entire square is red. The church itself was built by the Dutch because when the took the area over from the Portuguese, they didn’t have a suitable place to worship. All the red buildings in the square, along with the Queen Victoria Fountain (built by the British during their time in the area) and the colorfully decorated trishaws rolling around the entire area make this a red adventure to not forget!

Read about our other Malaysian adventures: a tunnel through timetemple colorsgereja st georgehidden cakes @ china housejetty villagelocal hawker eatstemple lanternsmansion that’s blueup to penang hillsights atop penang hilltemple atop penang hillblack-domed mosqueincensekek lok si is pure bliss, part 1kek lok si is pure bliss, part 2

A red photo adventure:

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